It would help the resume if Cincy can pull it off.
Feed the trolls
There's no points for second place, gentlemen.
Looking forward to seeing this on the TV. Go Bearcats!
"Because it worked," Ryan Day says, laughing.
Are they actually going to do that? I heard they had plans to, but called it off because it didn't meet NCAA standards. I mean, it would look cool, but I'm wondering if it'll actually look like that
That's a Buckeye touchdown!
I don't know. I thought it was a go. Now I got to go googling it. Thanks!
Nope. Not happening. There ya go. I suck again.
Well that stinks. That black field looks really cool
The shape of their stadium -- from this pic -- seems like a mini-Shoe.
Their stadium actually predates the shoe. Nestled into the hills on campus, it’s just kind of just...right there. Not big and imposing but gets loud being surrounded on all sides.
Tuned in to see the field.
I am disappoint.
That looks wicked cool!
Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont or New Hampshire: which one are you from?
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So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
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neither, although my wife was born in New Hampshire and grew up in Newport, RI and her grandparents were from Maine.
Cincy and Indiana ..will account well for themselves this season. Hoping Indiana can catch ttun and finally finish the deal.
Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP
Indiana looks like a 6-6 or 7-5 team to me. It's a shame for the Hoosiers that the B1G East is such a tough division because Indiana would probably be a 9 win team if it played in the ACC.
"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."
Go Fighting Fickell’s!
Fields of Dreams
I dont always root for college athletics, but when i do (which is most of the time) I choose THE Ohio State Buckeyes.
UCF is 3.5 pt favorites. Hoping UC can pull off the upset
Anyone think Wimbush is kicking himself? How do you put yourself in the position to get beat out in Week 1 by a true-FR QB?
He should’ve consulted with another ex-Domer, Malik Zaire. Alex Hornibrook started the season on FSU’s bench and Willie Taggart has said when James Blackman is healthy again, he'll be the starter.
If you’re one-and-done, you’d better get it right.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
What did Martell say? Best not strike out swinging twice? Or was it, if you come at the king you best be prepared to ride that pine? Lol jkjk
Their pride probably can’t take it, but just go tear up the MAC and girls from Cleveland.
Not that there is anything wrong with that...
Hoping Cincy with those Ohio boys can pull it off.
Hopeful for the fighting Fickells, regardless of our sos interests. Do the thing Luke.
So happy we dont have to watch that bend dont break bs anymore. Rushing 3 guy is for 3 and 15 or more.
UC killing themselves with all of these stupid penalties
That was bad play call with the punt. Instead of having the ball at midfield UC gives the ball back and resets the downs.
Wow! Huge interception for Cincy! Potential fumble under review
No fumble. Cincy ball
The over under for this game was 63.5. 66% took the over. Vegas is gonna be happy bout that.
I swear ESPN records some of these segments in July. I like Galloway, but he said tonight MSU hasn’t seen a D yet this aggressive, that plays man-2-man on the outside.
I like how they have a story on how that guy's a hockey player and all the highlights they show are of him fighting
He said he was protector, so that's what he was paid to do.
Cincinnati's 3-3-5 is the equivalent of the infield shift and moving the 2nd baseman. They are taking away the intermediate and deep passes but sacrificing the short quick throws. Then playing tighter and jumping routes in the red zone. So far it has them hanging around.
I read your comment right before I turned the game on and I was thinking they might try jumping a route since they had them pinned and sure enough, pick 6. Nice call.
How is that not targeting
I saw that too. If some of our defenders have been called for targeting, that one should have
I’m wondering the same thing.
That was the targetiest non-targeting call ever. Should've been a 45 yard penalty.
AKA the Horseshoe, the Shoe, and the House That Harley Built
Cincy gets another takeaway!
This is a good game! Not pretty but good.
Remember when Cincinnati was going to give the Bucks trouble.
Yeesh, that handling of the last 2 mins by Fick was the most Tressell thing ever. Didnt use timeouts while UCF was clearly draining clock. Then with good field position and a chance to get a FG, piss it away and run a QB draw? Yeah don't miss that ultra-conservative style.
I thought that was poorly handled as well. At least take a shot. UCF is running up and down the field on you.
As the announcers correctly pointed out, middle of the field was wide open for a 15-20 gain and they just didnt even try to take it.
Feel like Cincy got more than a game's worth of mistakes out of UCF in the 1st half. At a certain point you have to come out of your shell and take some chances. Feel like UCF is primed to blow this thing wide open in the 2nd half. Cincy's playing like they just want to keep it close, rather than win.
Great start to half number 2 for Cincy
A stop here would be great. Nice holding call
Cincy's D is starting strong here, but they need their offense to pick it up. I wouldn't describe UCF as a defensive powerhouse, but Cincy is making them look like it.
Well that helps the cause
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Nice!!! Bearcats up!
I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!
Would Cincinnati be the 2nd best team in the ACC?
Yes, yes they would
C'mon Fightin' Fickell's!
"Step on the gas, go as fast as you can, and don't let up until we sing, CARMEN OHIO!!"-Coach Mick
Sweet run there by Warren!
Gotta eat my crow. When I heard they had installed a scheme for just this game, kinda thought they had doomed themselves.
Have to admit, while not a pretty game, their results are selling the decision. Still a quarter to go but I was dead wrong.
I keep thinking Fickel learned a valuable lesson watching OSU’s offense flounder against Va Tech in 2014.
Cincy starting to wear down UCF.
if Cincy wins tonight, where would the victory rank in Cincy football history? Probably not top 3, but top 5 or 10?
That's the big play they needed on offense. Gotta punch this in now. Way their D is playing, a 2 score lead is going to look huge.
Is this the same Cincinnati? I'm don't like getting optimistic but ... maybe Ryan Day will retire early and you can come coach again... in a fair situation!
Dunno what Fickle brewed up at the half but those Bearcats are rolling in the 2nd half.
Cincy is a good team. tOSU is just that good.
That may be their only L of the season. At least until their final game of the regular season when they take on Memphis.
Navy was hanging around with Memphis. I don’t think Cincy will have any problems with the Tigers.
Always tough playing those service academy teams. Especially when it comes to time of possession. Memphis dropped 35 on them and were nearly doubled up in time of possession 39 mins to 21 mins. That'll be a good game. Then perhaps a rematch for the conf title or Cincy vs SMU?
This is awesome. Cincy might end up ranked after this one.
We can't stop here; this is bat country...
I don’t know if the game tells me more about the Bearcats or the Buckeyes.
King Fickell of the Bend but Don't Break!
Davis for UCF has dropped three TD passes
Cincy’s Dbs are raking his hands. It’s the don’t-look-back technique Buckeyes fans always complain about, but which can be effective if well executed.
DBs are playing great, for sure, but he has to catch one of those if you're a UCF fan.
The one in the middle looked extremely catchable. Gotta go up and get it for your frosh QB at some point
Cincy running game starting to lean on UCF. If they take care of the ball, this game is over.
If Cincy can stay out of their own way, they should be able to close this out. They have quite the CB crew going on in Cincy
That Cincy win is looking pretty good now. Gotta think the G5 New Years Six is either Boise or Cincy.
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I thought the same thing
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Hmmm didn't know one could buy property on Lake Erie in Akron...
With every play in this game the OSU victory looks more and more legit. UC is a good tough, physical squad. Fickell is doing a heck of a job down there..... and yet the Buckeye Death Star rolled over them like they were barely a speed bump.
Is it just me or is the clock not stopping on 1st downs?
I noticed it on one occasion.
Stick a fork in UCF.
So happy that the annual "could UCF make the playoff?" conversation came to a screeching halt this year.
You were saying.
I'm not a big UC fan, but I am thoroughly enjoying this. Part (a BIG part) of my enjoyment is a guy I know who is a big UCF fan. He has run his mouth and actually (are you ready for this?) said that UCF COULD...AND WOULD... BEAT THE BUCKEYES....and he was serious.
HAHAHAHAHA! I'm really looking forward to running into him this week. There is a "small" chance I might mention 42-0 to him...just a small chance, mind you.
this cinci win should look good for our strength of schedule. even better if they can run the table with us the only loss they may end up ranked in the 20's
+1. UCF had been averaging over 49 points per game to this point. So Cinci's d is not awful. Helps our SoS and is another data point that our O is really good.
Just saw a little stat on the bottom scroller: Iowa has won 5 of the last 6 games against Michigan.
damnit i shouldn't have said anything
Bad flag to bad play
UC’s defense left the building a little early
I think Cincinnati has something stuck in its throat
Cinci choking it away.
These spots are bullshit
I think that should be a first down. Bad spot.
This just got interesting
Bad Spots. I would go for it here on 4th and sneak it. If I can't get 2 inches I deserve to lose.
"Without winners there wouldn't even be any civilization" - WWH.
2 straight poor spots. Especially given when they brought the sticks out the line to gain actually was not the 46. He made it both times!
Those spots were atrocious.
I'm not watching this game so how many TOs does UCF have? All they need is a FG to tie... wonder if Fickell will have guts to go for it on 4th and short
"I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes
UCF is out of TOs.
None, at the Cincinnati 46.
Does this conference want UCF to be its champion? Because it seems the refs got the memo.
Yeah that was bad. On the 3rd and 1 play the linesman ran up and had his lead foot spot right on the 46, which was right where it should have been. But the whole time he is holding up his hand to signal 4th. Then when he's given the ball to spot it, he puts it back a half yard from where he actually had it marked. That was some super Bush league stuff right there.
Punt that away
Gotta go for it. Cincy’s defense was blown off the field during the last drive. Gotta get six inches to win it.
Down goes UCF!
Good for Fick. Great coaching. His players play hard.
BALLS OF STEEL
Sweet jesus that was painful
Nice win for Cincinnati and Fickell!
Fick has big nuts.
Good for Fick, Cinci, and us.
Big Buckeye Nuts.
Hence why I don't think Sparty has a chance. UC has a terrific defense, and the Bucks ran all over them. I expect the same thing tomorrow.
Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.
I had a hunch Luke was going to go for it since it was on UCFs side of the 50
At least UCF has that "national championship" from two years ago to be be remembered for because they gone.
Im happy. Fickell won, UCF lost. And the Cincinnati slaughter that took place makes the Buckeye win look even better. A good night.
Good on my Alma mater! I sat through a LOT of terrible football in that stadium in the early 80s. But I guess I did see Urban suited up in his bearcats uni back in th' day! Speaking of Meyer, Fick prowling the sidelines is reminding me a bit of the UF-era Urban Meyer.
So how does the win over Cincinnati look now ?
So, does this mean the Buckeyes have played someone now?
Well, probably not to the masses. But to the computers and if they are not big sack of biased turds, it will matter to the committee.
No, because the OSU hatin' ass columnists will now conveniently switch their stories along the lines of "Who was UCF anyway? They are no longer the team that Scott Frost went undefeated with, and though they are still good, it's relative to a conference of mediocrity, so again, who has OSU really beaten?" - something along these lines. Guarantee it.
LSU is good because they beat UCF by 8 in their bowl last season and because they beat Texas this year. Texas is good because they beat UGA last year. UGA is good this year because they lost to Alabama last year, but not by much. Alabama is good lbecause they lost by 28 to Clemson last year but ... still Alabama. Ohio State? They haven’t played anybody!
Couldnt help but get all fuzzy inside when Fick exploded after that 4th down. Hope Freeman sticks around and goes with Fick to a big job in a couple years.
Side note, the buckeyes dominated this Cinci team a few weeks ago.
And today cincy was missing their starting LT and LG putting inexperienced guys into the fire. Their defense single handedly beat a elite offense.
Same. That was an awesome moment. Fick has made the most of his opportunity down there and is making us proud!
Be careful what you wish for...MSU would be a good fit.
Guys I think Ohio State might be pretty good.... They made Cincy look like a high school team.
Cincy will probably be ranked after this weekend.
"oHiO sTaTe DoEsN't PlAy AnYoNe"
I think FIck is thankful to have had a lot of coachable stuff put on film by playing tOSU to get ready for UCF. Not that our offenses are 100% similar, but at least they were ready to make a statement that they aren't as bad on defense as that game against us showed - also, Luke knows all about toughness and bend but dont break. Unfortunately, he didn't see how powerful our boat engines were when we ran him over. Then again, I don't think our own fanbase knew how good we were going to be breaking in a new line. QB and defense
Gutsy call and since they made it, it was the right one. However, a little over 4 minutes to go in the game, up 11, UC has all of the momentum and they take over the ball after a punt on UCF’s 42. UCF has 8 men in the box and you go up the gut three plays in a row. Again it was the right call since they won, but at that point in the game I think you have to run a bootleg with an option to throw or run, or just dial up a pass play. The old jump pass that Kelce took to the house that one time would have been good. I don’t know. You have to do something to knockout the champ. I was wrong this time, but I think sometimes you have to say screw the percentages and go take the game.
What a turnaround! UCF looked good but didn't score much in the first half. UC defense stepped up big time in the 2nd. Those db's were doin' some work. Pass rush pretty sweet too. Congrats to Luke and Marcus, and all of our former Buckeyes.
My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom. - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)
Resume builder? I think so
I think Ohio State's destruction of UC is going to look like a pretty damn good win by the end of the year. UC is good and getting better. The jury is still out, for me, on how good UCF is though. I thought Pitt might be decent, but they got handled pretty well by Virginia so I'm not so sure.
I would hope that UC earns some top 25 consideration after that W, especially since we expect MSU to free up a spot for them. Regardless, it will get harder to ignore them when 4-1 turns to 5-1, and then 6-1. This win should wind up helping us quite a bit.
If UC can shore up the o-line, they will be a tough team to beat. Fick and Freeman have that defense playing well.
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